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Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition Deadline

February 9

The Main Street Academy will be participating in the 2018 Young Georgia Authors (YGA) Writing Competition. The purpose of the YGA writing competition is to encourage students to develop enthusiasm for and expertise in their writing, to provide a context to celebrate their writing successes, and to recognize student achievement in arts and academics.

This prestigious competition has been engaging Georgia students for more than two decades and is open to any student currently enrolled in Georgia public schools, grades K -12. The competition is sponsored by the Georgia Language Arts Supervisors (GLAS) and the Georgia RESA Network with support from the Georgia Department of Education.

Writings shall be entered into the state-level competition by winning the tiered levels: (a) local school, (b) district, (c) RESA, and then (d) state. School systems may submit ONE winning entry per grade level (K-12) to the RESA-level competition. RESA-level winners will advance to the state-level competition.

Unlike many writing competitions, YGA does not provide a prompt to which students must respond or provide any other boundaries to their genre choice or creativity beyond a 1900-word maximum length.
Entries may include:
• Short Stories
• Poetry
• Essays/Literary Criticism/Analysis
• Journalism
• Academic/Research Reports
• Personal Narratives
• Any Other Original Student Writing

All entries must be submitted to Dr. Ellison by Friday, February 9, 2018. Grade level (K-8) winners will be announced Friday, February 23rd.  Click here for rubric.


February 9